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A Tribute to Delbert Gene Belcher (1932-2019)

November 12, 1932 – January 30, 2019

Delbert Gene Belcher passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Okmulgee, OK. Delbert was born to the late Earl and Bertha (Newfield) Belcher in Princeton, WV on Saturday, November 12, 1932. He was 86 years old. Delbert was a pastor in churches in West Virginia, Virginia, Texas, and Oklahoma, as well as, a missionary in Mexico. He is known as a biblical teacher and scholar. He traveled all over the world doing what he loved. Delbert was an avid reader and attended the Crosstown Pentecostal Holiness Church in Okmulgee. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Delbert Belcher, Jr., brothers, Glendall, Jewel, and William Belcher, and sister, Elizabeth Belcher.

Those left to cherish all the wonderful memories of Delbert are his wife of 61 years, Sallie Jane Belcher, son, Curtis Belcher and wife Dayna, grandsons, Phillip Belcher and wife Amanda, Wyndsor Belcher and wife Hannah, Blake Belcher, and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service for Delbert will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Greg Richardson, Richard Carender, and Wesley Berry to officiate. Interment to follow at the Okmulgee Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on Delbert’s Tribute at

(McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, 303 E. 7th Street, Okmulgee, OK, 74447)

The IPHC missionary family extends its condolences to the family of Rev. Delbert Belcher. He, along with his wife, Sallie, served as missionaries to Mexico from 1972 to 1993. Rev. Belcher was committed to Kingdom expansion, and he did so through planting and constructing churches throughout Mexico, teaching in Bible schools, evangelizing, and mentoring upcoming leaders. In The Simultaneous Principle, Dr. Frank Tunstall recalls a portion of Rev. Belcher’s ministry:

“When starting a new work, Belcher would take young men from the Bible school with him to the selected target area, where they began having services in a house or rented building. Belcher put the young men to work, leading the singing and doing visitation. Then, with the approval of the conference, he would appoint one of them as pastor. Usually, Belcher would begin construction by the time the church had gotten off to a good start, using funds he raised in the U.S.”

World Missions Ministries is grateful to Rev. Belcher and his family for their service to the Kingdom and the IPHC as Career Missionaries. We honor his life and missionary/ministry legacy.

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